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For almost 50 years, ever since the film Cathy Come Home, Shelter has been working to give everyone the right to a decent, safe and affordable home.

 

We have achieved much in that time. But there is a lot more to do. By leaving a gift to Shelter in your Will you can help us to build a better future for people in housing need.

 

The vital work your legacy could fund

Leaving a legacy will cost you nothing today. But it will make a difference to the lives of future generations:

 

National housing advice

Every year Shelter’s helpline gives free, confidential and expert advice to millions of people in desperate housing need and threatened with homelessness.

 

Housing advice centres

Our national network of housing advice centres offers free information, advice and support. Our advisers let people know their rights, explain their housing options and can help negotiate with councils, landlords and lenders.

 

Housing support projects

Shelter runs a number of projects tailored to individual needs, including projects that help families make the transition from homelessness to a settled home, a tenancy support scheme for older people, and our Children’s Service, which helps homeless children turn their lives around.

 

Campaigning

Shelter campaigns have help push through laws and policies that tackle the root causes of bad housing. Your legacy could help us pressure the government to find new and better solutions to homelessness and to invest in decent affordable homes.

Visit www.shelter.org.uk/legacy

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Kate McGrath (Legacy Manager)

Shelter - National Campaign for Homeless People 88 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HU

Phone: 0344 515 2062
Email: kate_mcgrath@shelter.org.uk

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Shelter Will-making guide

Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, could help us give struggling families the support they need. We’re here to help you do that.

Our Will-making guide takes you through all the things you’ll want to think about when preparing to make a Will.

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Asset checklist

It is important when you make or change your Will to have a clear idea of what your estate is worth. A good way to do this is to list everything you own and its approximate value, based on what you would be likely to receive for each item or asset if you were to sell it now. If you own an item or property jointly with someone else, you should include only the value of your share. This checklist will help you make a list of what you own and get a good idea of what your estate is worth.

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Make a Pledge

If you do include a gift in your Will to Shelter you don’t have to tell us, but we really appreciate it if you do. It means we can thank you for your help and offer you any advice you may need. Also, if we know that you’ve decided to help us in this way, we can make sure that we don’t ask you about it again.

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Leave a Legacy

If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.
To leave a legacy to Shelter - National Campaign for Homeless People please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.
Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.
If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact Shelter - National Campaign for Homeless People directly – they will be happy to discuss this with you.

If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.


To leave a legacy to Shelter - National Campaign for Homeless People please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.


Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.


If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact Shelter - National Campaign for Homeless People directly – they will be happy to discuss this with you.

Download Codicil Form